It was a holiday that actress Krysten Rittercelebrated with much enthusiasm , posting both a photo and video to her Instagram in which she’s knitting with her dog, Mikey, perched in her lap.
The first season of Ritter’s new Netflix series The Defenders , in which she reprises her role as the superheroine Jessica Jones alongside Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil, debuted Friday, and in an interview earlier in the week, Ritter told Vulture knitting was just one element of a self-care practice that got her through her rigorous shooting schedule, starting with The Defenders and then launching almost immediately into the second season of Jessica Jones.
Her co-stars benefit from this arrangement: Jessica Jones ’s Rachael Taylor, who plays Jessica’s best friend Trish Walker, has also posted images of herself in Ritter’s designs, as has her stylist Ilaria Urbinati ; for the Women’s March on Washington , Ritter knitted and distributed a handful of Pepto-pink “pussy hats.”
Naturally, Ritter also keeps some of her own projects, including cardigans, chunky sweaters, and a cropped ivory tank she modeled on her Instagram.
Like her Marvel character, she’s also a fan of the snood (though it’s doubtful Jessica would ever pick up knitting needles)—so much so that she teamed up with We Are Knitters earlier this year to design an infinity scarf do-it-yourself kit.
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